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Asian Championships Standings
 1. China
 2. S.Korea
 3. Japan
 4. Taiwan
 5. Lebanon
 6. India
 7. Malaysia
 8. Kazakhstan
 9. Indonesia
 10. Uzbekistan
 11. Singapore
 12. Sri Lanka
Points Per Game
 Brittany DENSON
  USA
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Denson, LEB20.5 
 2. Ningrum, IDN19.2 
 3. Jose, IND18.7 
 4. Chen, CHN18.3 
 5. Khusnitdinov., UZB17.6 
 6. Chiang, TAI15.1 
 7. Ibo, IDN14.0 
 8. Pedige, SRI14.0 
 9. Seregina, KAZ13.7 
 10. Kim, KOR13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brittany DENSON
  USA
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Denson, LEB10.0 
 2. Silva, SRI9.2 
 3. Chen, CHN8.2 
 4. Kondrakova, KAZ8.2 
 5. Ibo, IDN8.0 
 6. Kurazova, KAZ7.2 
 7. Jose, IND7.2 
 8. Obechkina, UZB6.6 
 9. Mikulenko, UZB6.4 
 10. Gallage, SRI6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Asami YOSHIDA
  (165-G-87)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Yoshida, JPN4.2 
 2. Ningrum, IDN4.0 
 3. Oga, JPN3.8 
 4. Kim, KOR3.6 
 5. Choi, KOR3.2 
 6. Ma, TAI2.9 
 7. Koh, SIN2.8 
 8. Kucheryavykh, KAZ2.7 
 9. Miao, CHN2.7 
 10. Kudeken, JPN2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Anitha PAULDURAI
  (170-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pauldurai, IND2.2 
 2. Alishauskait., KAZ1.5 
 3. Ibo, IDN1.4 
 4. Yong, MAS1.3 
 5. Denson, LEB1.3 
 6. Sugianto, IDN1.2 
 7. Gallage, SRI1.2 
 8. Pedige, SRI1.2 
 9. En Min Tan, SIN1.0 
 10. Koh, SIN1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittany DENSON
  USA
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Denson, LEB2.3 
 2. Jose, IND1.2 
 3. Obechkina, UZB1.2 
 4. Chen, CHN1.0 
 5. Chiang, TAI1.0 
 6. Kondrakova, KAZ0.7 
 7. Takada, JPN0.7 
 8. Kang, KOR0.7 
 9. Kurazova, KAZ0.7 
 10. Sin, KOR0.6 
Asian Championships Standings
Group A
1. S.Korea 5-0
2. China 4-1
3. Japan 3-2
4. Taiwan 2-3
5. Lebanon 1-4
6. India 0-5
Group B
1. Malaysia 4-1
2. Kazakhstan 4-1
3. Indonesia 4-1
4. Uzbekistan 2-3
5. Singapore 1-4
6. Sri Lanka 0-5

China triumphs at 24th Asia Championship (photo: omura2011.fibaasia.net)


Starting five
#s#
Yan Yan Ji
Ji
Li Jie Miao
Miao
Fan Zhang
Zhang
Xu Nuo
Nuo
Nan Chen
Chen
#e#5
4 Yang Ban Ban 171-G-89 Liaoning China
5 Ding Yuan 185-F-91 Guangdong China
6 Ji Yan Yan 182-G/F-85 Heilongjiang China
7 Shuang Zhao 188-F-90 Shenyang China
8 Miao Li Jie 180-G-81 Shenyang China
9 Guan Xin 196-C-87 Guangdong China
10 Zhang Fan 188-F-84 Beijing China
11 Ma Zengyu 183-F-84 Liaoning China
12 Gao Song 190-F-92 Heilongjiang China
13 Nuo Xu 196-C-87 Jiangsu China
14 Wei Wei 207-C-89 Guangdong China
15 Chen Nan 197-C-83 Bayi China

Sun Fengwu Head Coach



Asia-Basket.com All-Asian Championships Awards 2011 - Aug 31, 2011

Asia-Basket.com All-Tournament 1st Team
#s#
LiJie Miao
MiaMiao
Youn Ah Choi
Choi
Yuko Oga
Oga
Jung Ja Sin
Sin
Nan Chen
Chen
#e#5

Best Player: Miao LiJie (180-G-81) of China
Best Guard: Choi Youn Ah (170-G-85) of S.Korea
Best Forward: Miao LiJie (180-G-81) of China
Best Center: Chen Nan (197-C-83) of China
Best Coach: Sun Fengwu of China

1st Team
G: Choi Youn Ah (170-85) of S.Korea
G: Yuko Oga (170-82) of Japan
G: Miao LiJie (180-81) of China
F/C: Sin Jung Ja (185-80) of S.Korea
C: Chen Nan (197-83) of China

2nd Team
G: Asami Yoshida (165-87) of Japan
G/F: Wulan Ningrum (174-85) of Indonesia
F: Tamara Seregina (182-90) of Kazakhstan
F: Ma Zengyu (183-84) of China
C: Brittany Denson (192-87) of Lebanon

Honorable Mention
Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) of India
Yelena Khusnitdinova (178-F-85) of Uzbekistan
Chiang Feng-Chun (184-F-81) of Taiwan
Maki Takada (183-C-89) of Japan
Jacklien Ibo (175-F-90) of Indonesia
Zalina Kurazova (184-F-85) of Kazakhstan
Hui Pin Pang (176-90) of Malaysia
Kim Jung Eun (180-F-87) of S.Korea



China won the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women - Aug 28, 2011
FINAL
China - South Korea 65-62
ChiChina won the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. They handed South Korea their first loss and triumphed with 65:62 victory. Miao sank a sizzling three-pointer to take the game away from a precarious position and Nan Chen stepped up to draw a foul and convert both the free-throws to seal the 111th FIBA Asia Championship for Women gold medal for China. It was a slow start and both teams realized the importance of the victory. China took 10:9 lead after the first defensive 10 minutes and added massive 24-19 in the second frame. Zengyu MA and Kim Youn Joo (178-F-86) exchanged the three-pointers at the end of the half for 34:29 halftime advantage. The third quarter belonged to the undefeated team before that game as South Korea needed 19-11 in the quarter for 47:45 lead after thirty minutes. Sin Jung Ja (185-C-80) later tied the game at 51:51, while Lijie MIAO nailed three for 63:59. Lee Younhoa (186-C-83) reduced to 63:62 but Chen Nan (197-C-83) made two free throws for the final triumph. Miao LiJie stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Ma Zengyu (183-F-84) netted 19. Chen Nan collected 17 points and 10 rebounds in a win, while Gao Song notched 3. Sin Jung Ja replied with 15 points and 16 rebounds, whilst Kim Danbi added 11.
3rd place
Japan - Taiwan 83-56
Japan clinched Bronze at the home tournament. The hosts overcame Chinese Taipei 83:56 in the game for the third place at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. Japan's 11th bronze medal in FIBA Asia Championship for Women history also booked them a place in the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying tournament. Japan showed their ambitions for the higher place from the very beginning and reached 28:10 at the end of the first period. Moreover they erupted with another 27-9 and just enjoyed the rest of the game. Chinese Taipei won the third quarter 15-12 and even looked better in the last stanza. The guests needed 22-16 in the final period to reduce to 27 points. Maki Takada (1 (183-C-89) paced all the winners with 25 points and Oga Yuko netted 10. Yoko Nagi (175-F-82) and Yuka Mamiya (183-C/F-90) delivered 9 points apiece. Chiang Feng-Chun ended up with 24 points in the losing effort and Lin Chi-Wen (186-C-83) notched 9.


South Korea and China enter the Final - Aug 27, 2011
Semifinals
China - Japan 76-62
ChiChina advanced to the Final of the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. The team outscored the hosts 76:62 and will face South Korea tomorrow in the Final. Japan meanwhile will take on Chinese Taipei for the third place. Yuko Oga (170-G-82) gave Japan the first lead and as it became known later it was the last one. The sides were tied at 6:6, while Zengyu MA closed the opening period at 21:8. Another 17-13 in the second period brought the winning side 38:21 advantage. Nan CHEN scored for 41:21 and she also increased to 22 points midway through the third frame. Yuka Mamiya (183-C/F-90) later reduced to 60:42 for Japan. The latter also won the last period 20-16 but could not come closer. Chen Nan (197-C-83) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Miao LiJie (180-G-81) netted 18. Ma Zengyu (183-F-84) notched 13 and Gao Song scored 7. Yuko Oga ended up with 14 points in the losing case and Yoshida Asami added 11.

South Korea - Taiwan 72-66

South Korea steps closer to the title at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. The undefeated team overcame Chinese Taipei 72:66 in the Semifinal clash to reach the Final. Two days ago South Korea edged Chinese Taipei at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. The favorites grabbed 69:67 win to win Group A with 5-0 record. Chinese Taipei finished fourth with 2-3 record and advance to the semis as the last fourth team from the group. Tonight Chinese Taipei opened the game with 16:14, but Choi Youn Ah (170-G-85) tied the game at 16:16 in the start of the second frame. South Korea won the second period 20-13 and Kang Ajeong (180-F-89) closed the half at 34:29. Chun-Yi LIU later tied the game at 42:42, while Young Suk gave the favorites 51:46 advantage. In the last stanza South Korea stayed in front for the whole time and after 21-18 won the game. Sin Jung Ja paced all the winners with 15 points and Kim Jung Eun (180-F-87) as well as Choi Youn Ah netted 13 apiece. Ha Eunjoo followed them with 12 points. Liu Chun-Yi (180-F/C-81) and Chiang Feng-Chun replied with 15 points each in the losing effort.
Play-off
Lebanon - Kazakhstan 65-54
Kazakhstan could not make it to the Level I for next edition of the FIBA Asia Championship for Women. The team lost to Lebanon 54:65 on Saturday opener. Brittany Denson (192-C-87, college: S.Florida) was too good for the opponents. Brittany Denson opened the scoring for the game, while Anastassiya Alishauskaite replied with a three-pointer, but it was Brittany Denson after that all the way for a long time. The winners grabbed 26:14 after the first period and never looked behind in the first period. Nadezhda Kondrakova (192-C-89) reduced to 32:26, but Lebanon had 7 points advantage at the halftime. No matter how close Kazakhstan could come in the third period, they did not tie the game. Only Nadezhda Kondrakova's shot gave Kazakhstan 50:49 lead in the last stanza. Brittany Denson responded immediately for 51:50 and she brought another four points for Lebanon. Nisrin DANDAN was the last to score for the winning side and will remain with them in Level I for next edition of the FIBA Asia Championship for Women. Brittany Denson erupted with 31 points and 20 rebounds, while Nayla Alameddine (175-F-82) added 9. Kurazova Zalina and Nadezhda Kondrakova scored 17 points each and added 23 rebounds together. Seregina Tamara followed them with 10 points in a loss.

India - Malaysia 66-60
India retains their place in Level I for next edition of the FIBA Asia Championship for Women. The team needed 66:60 over Malaysia on Saturday. India's win was their third successive success against the same opponent at the same stage. Although India looked better in the first 10 minutes, Malaysia grabbed 19:17 lead at the end of it. Suik May KEW scored for 22:17 and, while Geethu Anna JOSE tied the score at 25:25. Anitha Pauldurai (170-G-85) sent the teams to the lockers at 31:29. The third quarter became decisive in the game as India produced a 21-12 for 52:41 with 10 minutes to go. Moreover Prashanti Singh (173-G-84) scored for 60:47 with 7 minutes to play. Malaysia erupted for 9-0 run and Woon Yuen TEO reduced it to 60:56. Moreover Woon Yuen TEO scored for 62:60 with 2 minutes, but Prashanti Singh brought the last four points for India to clinch the victory with them. Pauldurai Anitha stepped up with 23 points for the winners and Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) added 18 points and 10 rebounds. Singh Prashanti notched 14, while Netam Bharti posted 7. Teo Woon Yuen replied with 13 points in the losing effort and Rajintiran Kalaimathi delivered 12.


Semifinals are set in Omura - Aug 25, 2011

Level I
India-Lebanon 52:71
India lost to Lebanon at the last game of the Preliminary Round at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. Lebanon started strong and reached 71:52 win. The team finished on the last spot in the group with 0-5 record and will play Malaysia in the Level I play-off for the third FIBA Asia Championship for Women in a row. Lebanon meanwhile will take on Kazakhstan that finished second in Level II.
Lebanon opened the game with 20-4 and never looked behind after. Bharti NETAM reduced to 24:13, while Brittany Denson (192-C-87, college: S.Florida) closed the half at 32:17. Lebanon pushed the tempo again in the third quarter and after 23-9 enjoyed 55:26 after three quarters. India bounced back with 26-16 but could only cut to 19 points.
Brittany Denson and Chada Nasr (174-G-83) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each while the latter added 10 rebounds. Nayla Alameddine (175-F-82) delivered 14 points in the winning effort for the initial victory. Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) replied with 21 points for India and Anitha Pauldurai (170-G-85) notched 9.

India: Geethu Anna Jose 21, Anitha Pauldurai 9
Lebanon: Brittany Denson 16, Chada Nasr 16+10 rebs, Nayla Alameddine 14

South Korea-Chinese Taipei 69:67
South Korea edged Chinese Taipei, will face them again in the semis at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. The favorites grabbed 69:67 win to win Group A with 5-0 record. Chinese Taipei finished fourth with 2-3 record and advance to the semis as the last fourth team from the group.
The teams exchanged the lead in the opening tip, while South Korea took 25:18 at the end of the frame. Chiang Feng-Chun (184-F-81) reduced to 29:27 and Yi-Hung MA tied it all at 31:31. Ajeong KANG however sent the squads to the lockers at 35:33, South Korea. The latter stayed in front for the whole third period and increased to 53:48 at the end of it. Ha Eun Joo (200-C-83) made the biggest lead in the second half for the winners, while Chiang Feng-Chun cut it to 69:67 with a minute to go. As it became clear her shot was the last successful in the game.
Kim Jung Eun (180-F-87) stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Ha Eun Joo notched 15. Chiang Feng-Chun ended up with 24 points in the losing effort and Lan Jui-Yu (170-G-83) as well as Liu Chun-Yi (180-F/C-81) added 11 apiece.

South Korea: Kim Jung Eun 17, Ha Eun Joo 15
Chinese Taipei: Chiang Feng-Chun 24, Lan Jui-Yu 11, Liu Chun-Yi 11

China-Japan 76:53
China outscored Japan at the last game of the Preliminary Round of the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. China held overall control of the proceedings in their 76:53 win on Thursday.
Both teams knew the importance of the game that could not bring them any chances of avoiding the meeting in the semis. They both nailed 19 points in the opening period, but then China grabbed 11-point lead at the halftime. China added the same 21-10 in the third quarter and enjoyed 61:39 after 30 minutes. They added 15-14 in the last quarter for the final success.
Yan Yan JI top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Ma Zengyu (183-F-84) netted 12. Chen Nan (197-C-83) posted 10, while Yang Ban Ban (171-G-89) delivered 9. Yoko Nagi (175-F-82) responded with 13 points in the losing effort and Moeko Nagaoka (180-F-93) scored 10.
China will take on Japan in the semifinals again on Saturday. In another Semifinal South Korea will take on Chinese Taipei.

China: Ji Yan Yan (182-G/F-85) 17, Ma Zengyu 12, Chen Nan 10 Yang Ban Ban 9
Japan: Yoko Nagi 13, Moeko Nagaoka 10

Level II
Indonesia - Singapore 74:58

Indonesia recorded the fourth win at the Asia Championship. They toppled Singapore for 4-1 record in Level II group. But the victory was not enough for Indonesia as they claimed the third position in the ladder and failed to advance into Level I qualifying round. Jacklien Ibo (175-F-90) stepped up with 20 points to pace Indonesia.
Indonesia registered a 21:15 lead after ten minutes. Singapore cut the deficit in the second term. They arrived at halftime trailing by just 3 points 32:35. Indonesia however picked up the slack in the third term. They limited Singapore to just 7 points in the third stanza and piled up a 16-point lead at the final intermission. The teams traded baskets in the fourth frame as Indonesia marched to the victory at the end. Wulan Ningrum (174-G/F-85) knocked down 14 points, while Catryn Clorissa (175-F-91) added 10 points for the winners. Koh Weibin (165-F-86) answered with 21 points for Singapore. Lim Jiamin (167-PG-91) provided 12 points and 6 rebounds in defeat.

Indonesia: Jacklien Ibo 20, Wulan Ningrum 14, Catryn Clorissa 10
Singapore: Koh Weibin 21, Lim Jiamin 12

Kazakhstan - Sri Lanka 80:42
Kazakhstan registered the fourth win at the Asia Championship in Omura. They cruised past Sri Lanka to improve at 4-1 record in Level II ladder. Kazakhstan will now take on Lebanon in the battle for Level I promotion. Nadezhda Kondrakova (192-C-89) and Anna Vinokurova (191-C-92) stepped up with 14 points each to pace the Kazakh team. Sri Lanka fell at 0-5 record after the loss.
Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka stayed on level terms throughout the opening quarter. The Kazakh team posted a 17:13 lead after ten minutes. Kazakhstan shifted the gear drastically in the second quarter. They held their opponents to just 4 points in the period and registered a 41:17 halftime lead. Kazakhstan took over completely and raced to a massive 65:27 lead at the final intermission. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the fourth period as Kazakhstan coasted to the victory. Tamara Seregina (182-F-90) and Yulia Korotkaya (175-G-77) added 13 points apiece in the win. Inoka Pedige (82) answered with 21 points and 6 boards for Sri Lanka. Herath Ekanayake netted 5 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan: Nadezhda Kondrakova 14, Anna Vinokurova 14, Tamara Seregina 13, Yulia Korotkaya 13
Sri Lanka: Inoka Pedige 21, Herath Ekanayake 5

Malaysia - Uzbekistan 65:58
Malaysia registered a key win at the Asia Championship in Japan. They held off Uzbekistan to book appearance in the qualifying round. Malaysia will now take on India for Level I promotion. Hui Pin Pang (176-90) scored 15 points to pace Malaysia past Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan got to the better start. They recorded a 20:15 lead at the first break. Malaysia responded in the second quarter. They erased the deficit and registered a 35:33 halftime lead. Malaysia stayed in charge throughout the third term. They posted a 49:44 advantage heading into the fourth frame. Zakharova put Uzbekistan within one with under three minutes to 56:57. However Beng Fong Goh and Hui Pin Pang knocked down five next points and Malaysia ran away for the victory at the end. Woon Yuen Teo (165-G-85) produced 13 points, while Shin Min Yong (174-F-87) added 8 points in the winning effort. Irina Polunina (176-G-79) answered with 17 points for Uzbekistan. Anastasiya Mikulenko (193-F/C-88) had 16 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Malaysia: Hui Pin Pang 15, Woon Yuen Teo 13, Shin Min Yong 8
Uzbekistan: Irina Polunina 17, Anastasiya Mikulenko 16+13 boards


24th Asia Championship. Day 4 in Omura - Aug 24, 2011

LEVEL1

Chinese Taipei-China 63:72

China improved to 3-1 record in Level I after the win over Chinese Taipei. Nan Chen led China to 72:63 victory as Chinese Taipei is tied with 2-2 record.
Both teams started well and only few points separated them in the first period. China took 18:16 after the first 10 minutes, while Yi-Hung MA reduced to 33:32 at the halftime. Chinese Taipei could stay on race and failed in the third quarter.
Ma Zengyu (183-F-84) scored for 51:41 and China led 55:48 after 30 minutes. Wan-Ting LI remained her team alive at 55:53 and then Lin Chi-Wen (186-C-83) scored for 57:55, but Lijie MIAO and Chen Nan (197-C-83) scored for 64:57. China won the last stanza and celebrated 72:63 victory.
Chen Nan top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Zhang Fan (188-F-84) nailed 10. Lijie MIAO and Ma Zengyu posted 9 points each. Lan Jui-Yu (170-G-83) replied with 12 points in defeat, whilst Liu Chun-Yi (180-F/C-81) and Lin Chi-Wen had 10 apiece.

Lebanon-South Korea 75:104

South Korea did not have any difficulties reaching the fourth straight victory at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Japan. The team overcame Lebanon 104:75 as the latter remains winless.
South Korea was the favorite of the game and proved it from the very beginning. The first period became offensive in the game as the favorites took 34:21 at the end of it.
Brittany Denson (192-C-87, college: S.Florida) reduce to 8 points, while Kim Kwe Ryong (190-C-89) brought 59:41. Later closed the half at 16 points difference. South Korea won the third quarter 23-19 and increased to 82:62 after three quarters. The task for the last stanza was to reach three digits and the team easily solved the problem. Kang Ajeong (180-F-89) (180-F-89) nailed three for 102: 70 and Kim Jung Eun (180-F-87) was the last to score in the game.
Kang Ajeong paced all the winners with 23 points and Kim Jung Eun notched 19. Younhoa LEE scored 15, while Kim Kwe Ryong collected 14 points and 10 rebounds. Brittany Denson replied with 25 points in the losing effort and Nathalie Sevajian (170-G-88) netted 13.

Japan-India 79:51

Japan outscored India in the last game of Day 4 of the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. The hosts of the tournament needed 79:51 for 3-1 record. Even without the leaders the home side showed their best. Yuko Oga, Asami Yoshida, Ai Mitani and Ramu Tokashiki enjoyed a holiday on the bench as the others proved sufficient.
Japan raced ahead 14-5 in the first quarter and were never really bothered. They added 20-16 in the second period for 34:21 at the halftime. Another 25-20 in the third period brought them 59:41.
Moeko Nagaoka (180-F-93) nailed three for 62:41 early in the last period and Yuka Mamiya (183-C/F-90) made two free throws for 72:43. The latter became the last player to score in the game bringing the third win for Japan.
Moeko Nagaoka stepped up with 22 points and 14 rebounds, while Yoko Nagi (175-F-82) nailed 15. Yuka Mamiya and Eriko Kimura (181-C-83) followed them with 11 points each in a win. Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) answered with 16 points for the guests and Kokila Subramani (165-G-88) as well as Prashanti Singh (173-G-84) netted 9 each.


LEVEL2

Indonesia - Uzbekistan 68:65

Indonesia posted a crucial win in the fight for top two positions in Level II group of Asia Championship. They held off Uzbekistan to improve at 3-1 record on top of the standings. Uzbekistan suffered the second loss in a row.
Wulan Ningrum (174-G/F-85) stepped up with 20 points to pace the winners.
Indonesia enjoyed a narrow 17:14 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. Uzbekistan scored just 7 points in the period to face a 14-point deficit at halftime 21:35. But the Uzbek team revived the intrigue in the third term. They narrowed the margin at two points 48:50 at the final intermission.
Yelena Khusnitdinova (85) levelled things up at 57 midway through the fourth period. But Indonesia pulled back in front and hung on to escape with a narrow win at the end. Jacklien Ibo (175-F-90) posted 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Yunita Sugianto (167-PG-87) added 7 points in the victory. Yelena Khusnitdinova responded with 19 points for Uzbekistan. Guzal Burieva (89) had 11 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan - Singapore 89:52

Kazakhstan registered the third win at the Asia Championship in Japan. They prevailed against Singapore to climb at 3-1 record. Kazakhstan now share the top spot in Level II standings together with Indonesia and Malaysia.
Tamara Seregina (182-F-90) fired 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the charge. Singapore fell at 1-3 record after the defeat.
Kazakhstan jumped to a comfortable lead in the opening quarter. They piled up a 21:5 advantage at the first break. Kazakhstan maintained the lead well throughout the second term. Moreover they boosted the margin to 23 points at the interval 42:19. Things got just worse for Singapore after the main break. Kazakhstan continued to stretch the lead. They ensured a confident 26-point advantage at the final break and never looked back en route to the win.
Zalina Kurazova (184-F-85) notched 13 points, while Yulia Korotkaya (175-G-77) added 12 points in the victory. Tan Sarah (173-F-91) answered with 18 points for Singapore. Koh Weibin (165-F-86) delivered 17 points in the loss.

Malaysia - Sri Lanka 65:30

Malaysia earned the third win at the Asia Championship in Japan. They toppled Sri Lanka to improve at 3-1 record in Level II standings.
Siew Teng Ang (174-87) scored 11 points to pace the winners. Sri Lanka suffered the fourth straight defeat at the tournament.
Malaysia set the tone early. They outgunned Sri Lanka 20:5 in the starting frame. Malaysia stayed in charge throughout the second frame. They established a 37:10 halftime lead. Sri Lanka slowed down their opponents in the third quarter but still could not get any closer. Malaysia entered the fourth quarter up by 30 points. Malaysia never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory at the end.
Beng Fong Goh (165-G-82) accounted for 10 points, while Shin Min Yong (174-F-87) added 9 points for Malaysia. Solange Gunawijeya (91) answered with 9 points. Inoka Juwan Pedige (82) finished with 8 points in the loss.


24th Asia Championship. Day 3 in Omura - Aug 23, 2011

LEVEL 1

South Korea-Japan 66:59

South Korea won the thriller and the top game of the third day at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Japan. The top team beat the home side 66:59 to take 3-0 record in Leven I. Japan meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped to 2-1.
Japan forged themselves ahead with a 16-0 spree that ran across the first quarter break, and barring the sporadic lapses in their defense were well set for the win.
Yuko Oga (170-G-82) made it 20:6 and Sachiko ISHIKAWA scored for 25:13. South Korea managed to win the second period and reduced to 10 points at the halftime. Sachiko ISHIKAWA brought plus 14 in the third period, however South Korea cut it to 5 at the end of it. Kim Danbi (180-F-90) later tied it all at 51:51 and South Korea pushed the tempo for good. Choi Youn Ah (170-G-85) (170-G-85) made the final result in the game as her side won the third game in a row.
Kim Danbi stepped up with 24 points and Choi Youn Ah posted 14. Ha Eun Joo (200-C-83) ended up with 11 points to keep her team undefeated. Yuko Oga produced 15 points in the losing effort and Maki Takada (183-C-89) added 9.

Chinese Taipei-Lebanon 83:55

Chinese Taipei edged Lebanon and advanced to the semis of the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Japan. The team needed 83:55 over the opponents for 2-1 record, while Lebanon remained winless.
Chinese Taipei started the game with 8 consecutive points and never looked behind in the game.
Chiang Feng-Chun (184-F-81) closed the first period at 24:12 and Wan-Ting LI improved to 30:14. After 16-13 in the frame, Chinese Taipei enjoyed 40:25 at the halftime. They decided not to slow down and won both periods in the second half. In the third quarter they produced 22-13 and had 62:38 after thirty minutes. Another 21-17 in the last period brought them the final victory and the ticket to the Semifinals.
Chiang Feng-Chun stepped up with 19 points for the winners and Lin Chi-Wen (186-C-83) had 15. Wan-Ting LI and Liu Chun-Yi (180-F/C-81) followed them with 10 points apiece. Rebecca Akl (169-F-92) scored 21 points in defeat and Brittany Denson (192-C-87, college: S.Florida) delivered 13.

China-India 87:38

China improved to 2-1 record in Level I at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Japan. The team easily overcame India 87:38 in the start of Day 3.
India surprised the favorites in the first period and led several times in the game. Both teams finished with 12 points on the board, while China pushed the tempo later in the half. Yanyan JI sent the squads to the lockers at 28:18. The third period was decisive in the court as China erupted with 32-8 for 34-point advantage. Nuo XU made two free throws to start the last period and
Wei Wei brought 70:33. She was also the last to score for the Chinese team, while Sonika OHLYAN brought the last points for India.
Wei Wei paced all the winners with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Guan Xin (196-C-87) netted 14. Chen Nan (197-C-83) posted 11 and Lijie MIAO added 10. Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) answered with 12 points in defeat and Anitha Pauldurai (170-G-85) added 8.


LEVEL2

Singapore - Sri Lanka 70:59

Singapore opened win count at Asia Championship in Japan. They toppled Sri Lanka to improve to 1-2 record.
Ang Juliana (168-F-87) stepped up with 16 points to pace the winners. Sri Lanka suffered the third loss in a row at the tournament.
Sri Lanka got to a slightly better start. They registered an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams stayed close throughout the second period. Sri Lanka managed to secure a 2-point lead at halftime 30:28. Singapore turned things around right after the big break. They ignited an 18:6 run to build a 47:38 lead at the final intermission. Sri Lanka got back within five points midway through the final period but
Sunarko Cynthia (163-PG-89) and Koh helped Singapore to the victory at the end. Tan Sarah (173-F-91) finished with 12 points, while Sunarko Cynthia added 11 points for the winners. Inoka Juwan Pedige (82) responded with 19 points for Sri Lanka. Premila Beruwalage (81) chipped in 15 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan - Uzbekistan 62:61

Kazakhstan earned the second win at the Asia Championship in Japan. They snatched a narrow win over Uzbekistan to catch up their opponents at 2-1 record in the ladder.
Annan Kucheryavykh (177-G-74) drained a late triple to propel Kazakhstan to the victory in this one.
Kazakhstan aggressively started the game. They ensured an 18:11 lead after ten minutes of action. The Kazakh team maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They arrived at the interval up by 8 points 30:22. Things hardly changed in the third stanza. The teams traded baskets as Kazakhstan entered the final quarter up by 8 points 43:35. Uzbekistan tipped off the fourth stanza on an 8:0 run to level things up. Soon
Ekaterina Obechkina (182-F-85), Guzal Burieva (89) and Irina Polunina (176-G-79) gave the Uzbek team a 56:51 lead. They were up by five points with just over a minutes to go when Korotkaya connected from beyond the arc to narrow the deficit. Then Annan Kucheryavykh took the floor as her late triple sealed the victory for Kazakhstan. Zalina Kurazova (184-F-85) accounted for 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Anastassiya Alishauskaite (170-G-88) added 15 points in the victory. Yelena Khusnitdinova (85) answered with game-high 25 points for Uzbekistan. Guzal Burieva finished with 18 points in defeat.

Indonesia - Malaysia 74:66

Indonesia revived their Level I promotion ambitions at Asia Championship in Omura. They handed Malaysia the first loss at the tournament and caught up with those in the ladder.
Wulan Ningrum (174-G/F-85) stepped up with 23 points to pace the winners.
Indonesia fired 31 points in the opening quarter to clear off. They established a 15-point lead at the first break. Malaysia stopped the rot adjusting defensively. They limited their opponents to just 10 points in the second stanza and cut the deficit to 14 points at halftime 27:41. Malaysia increased the tempo in the third term. They narrowed the deficit to just 8 points with one quarter remaining.
Woon Yuen Teo (165-G-85) put Malaysia within five points midway through the final stanza. However Indonesia quickly boosted the gap to 13 points and hung on to escape with a difficult win at the end. Gabriel Sophia (180-C-91) posted 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Jacklien Ibo (175-F-90) provided 14 points in the victory. Woon Yuen Teo and Suik May Kew (172-F-82) answered with 13 points each for Malaysia. Hui Pin Pang (176-90) netted 10 points in the loss.


24th Asia Championship. Day 2 in Omura - Aug 22, 2011

LEVEL 1

Japan-Chinese Taipei 81:54

Japan jumped on 2-0 record in Level I at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. Japan outscored Chinese Taipei 81:54 in the last game of Day 2.
Fumikazu Nakagawas team scored the first seven points of the game, built up a 9-point lead in the first five minutes and went on to close the first quarter 17 points ahead, from where they never looked back. Sachiko ISHIKAWA scored for 34:12 and Al MITANI increased to 44:18. After 22-21 in the second frame Japan had 49:31 at the halftime. Japan also scored 22 points in the third frame, but they limited the opponents to just 11 points. Chinese Taipei however won the last period 12-10 to reduce to 27 points.

Yuka Mamiya (183-C/F-90) (183-C/F-90) stepped up with 14 points, while Maki Takada (183-C-89) notched 13. Yoko Nagi (175-F-82) and Yuko Oga (170-G-82) followed them with 11 points each. Liu Chun-Yi (180-F/C-81) posted 13 points in defeat, whilst Lin Chi-Wen (186-C-83) nailed 9.

Lebanon-China 58:79

China celebrated the first victory at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. After the pity loss from South Korea in the opener, China beat Lebanon 79:58.
It seemed the loss from South Korea shocked China that trailed in the first period also with Lebanon. The latter grabbed 19:13 as
Chada Nasr (174-G-83) made free throws to close the first frame. Ma Zengyu (183-F-84) nailed three for 25:25 in the second frame and China had 39:35 halftime advantage. The lead continued to grow in the third quarter as China pushed the tempo for good. Gao Song (190-F-92) scored for 49:41 and she also brought 58:47. After 21-11 in the last stanza the Chinese team celebrated the victory and improved to 1-1 record.
Gao Song paced all the winners with 19 points, while Guan Xin (196-C-87) and Ma Zengyu added 12 each. Brittany Janelle Brittany Denson (192-C-87, college: S.Florida) responded with 24 points in the losing case and Chada Nasr posted 10.

India-South Korea 47:83

South Korea achieved the second straight win at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. The team overcame India 83:47 winning all the quarters.
South Korea had difficulties to score in the first few minutes and only
Kim Jung Eun (180-F-87) gave 3:2 lead. Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) tied the game at 6:6, while Mi Sun LEE scored for 17:10. In the second period South Korea proved their dominance and erupted with 24-10 for 19 points lead at the halftime. Kim Youn Joo (178-F-86) nailed three for plus 23 and she also closed the third quarter at 63:39. Another 20-8 in the last stanza brought the comfortable victory for the favorites.
Kang Ajeong (180-F-89) stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Kim Danbi (180-F-90) netted 13. Kim Youn Joo notched 12, while Kim Jung Eun posted 10. Geethu Anna Jose replied with 27 points and 10 rebounds in defeat and Anitha Pauldurai (170-G-85) added 8.


LEVEL2
Uzbekistan - Sri Lanka 82:50

Uzbekistan registered the second straight win at Asian Championship in Japan. They overcame Sri Lanka to stay on top of Level II standings at 2-0 record.
Yelena Khusnitdinova (85) scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Sri Lanka fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Uzbekistan stunned their opponents in the opening quarter. They limited Sri Lanka to just 6 points in the period to record 20:6 lead. Uzbekistan stayed well in control throughout the second frame. They piled up a comfortable 43:18 halftime lead. Sri Lanka showed some signs of recovery in the third term. They outscored Uzbekistan to narrow the gap. But the Uzbek team unleashed 27 points in the final period and rallied to a confident win at the end.
Irina Polunina (176-G-79) provided 14 points, while Ekaterina Obechkina (182-F-85) had 11 points and 10 boards in the win. Erabdi Gallage (86) answered with 11 points and 12 rebounds for Sri Lanka. Enanayake netted 10 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan - Indonesia 87:69

Kazakhstan kept their ambitions alive at Asia Championship in Japan. They rebounded after the starting loss to Malaysia to tame Indonesia on Day 2.
Anastassiya Alishauskaite (170-G-88) scored 17 points to lead the effort. The Kazakh team improved at 1-1 record and caught up with Indonesia in Level II ladder.
Kazakhstan set the tone early in the game. They erupted for 30 points in the opening frame to build a 17-point cushion. Kazakhstan maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They secured a 50:31 halftime advantage. Indonesia failed to change the complexion of the encounter after the big break. Kazakhstan stayed in charge posting a 76:51 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Kazakhstan loosened the grasp in the fourth frame allowing Indonesia to sweeten the pill at the end.
Tamara Seregina (182-F-90) and Yulia Korotkaya (175-G-77) delivered 16 points each in the victory. Wulan Ningrum (174-G/F-85) responded with game-high 31 points for Indonesia. Jacklien Ibo (175-F-90) finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Malaysia - Singapore 91:26

Malaysia registered the second consecutive win at the start of Asia Championship in Japan. They dismantles Singapore to stay on top of Level II ladder.
Siew Teng Ang (174-87) came up with 25 points to pace the winners. Singapore slipped at 0-2 record after the loss.
Malaysia held their opponents scoreless in the first quarter. The margin grew at 24 points at the first break. Malaysia kept on scoring eagerly in the second period. They established a 48:7 halftime lead. Malaysia did not slow down after the big break. They dominated in every facet of the game breezing to a comprehensive win at the end.
Wei Yin Saw (166-PG-92) and Beng Fong Goh (165-G-82) contributed 10 points each in the victory. Lim Jiamin (167-PG-91) and Tan Sarah (173-F-91) responded with 6 points each for Singapore.


24th Asia Championship. Day 1 in Omura - Aug 21, 2011

LEVEL 1

South Korea-China 99:93 2 OT

South Korea needed two overtimes to edge China at the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women. In the best game of Day 1 South Korea grabbed 99:93 victory.
The teams started well but Kwe Ryong scored for 14:5. China had a strong end of the quarter to tie the period at 16:16. Again the team from South Korea went on a bigger lead and enjoyed 40:32 at the halftime when
Kim Jung Eun (180-F-87) and Nuo Xu (196-C-87) exchanged the late baskets in the half. China however won the third quarter 23-15 and Lijie MIAO tied it all at 55:55. Trailing 6 points with 2 minutes in the fourth period Choi Youn Ah (170-G-85) (170-G-85) tied it all at 76:76. In the first extra time the squads scored 10 points each for 86:86 and then in the second overtime South Korea won the game.
Choi Youn Ah erupted with 29 points for the winners and Kim Jung Eun netted 23. Sin Jung Ja (185-C-80) posted 20, while Younhoa LEE delivered 11. Chen Nan (197-C-83) collected 27 points and 12 rebounds in defeat and Lijie MIAO posted 18. Ma Zengyu (183-F-84) ended up with 17 points, while Nuo Xu added 13.

Chinese Taipei-India 81:53

Chinese Taipei opened 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women with the win over India. Sea Hat Omura Venue saw 81:53 victory in the opener of the tournament.
India opened the game with 4-0 but could not keep the lead.
Lan Hao-Yu (171-F-83) nailed three for 11:7 and she also closed the quarter at 20:15. The advantage continued to grow in the second period as Liu Chun-Yi (180-F/C-81) made two free throws for 31:22. After 21-11 in the second quarter Chinese Taipei had 41:26 at the halftime. Chi-Wen LIN closed the third period at 66:38 when her team made the push for the victory. Both teams nailed 15 points each in the last stanza for the final result.
Liu Chun-Yi stepped up with 19 points for the winners, while Lan Hao-Yu and Ma Yi-Hung (176-F/G-80) nailed 11 apiece. Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) replied with 18 points in the losing effort, whilst Prashanti Singh (173-G-84) and Anitha Pauldurai (170-G-85) added 10 each.

Lebanon-Japan 49:77>
It It was baptism by fire for Lebanon in Level I of the FIBA Asia Championship for Women with the team losing to hosts, and strong contenders for the title itself, Japan 77-49 on Sunday.
Chada Nasr, arguably one of the most talented woman basketballers in West Asia, opened the scoring for the game with a sizzling three-pointer and naturalized center Brittany Denson capped her own offensive rebound to keep Japan 5-2 ahead.
That was for all Lebanon were in lead for the rest of the game.
Yuko Oga (pic above), the most popular player in Japan, who had scored in between, took control of her teams moves and subsequently the proceedings in the game scoring 8 of her games 14 points in the first quarter, which Japan closed 22-9 ahead.
Fumikazu Nakagawas team never looked back thereafter.
I am happy to start with a win. It is a nice way to begin such an important, and deep tournament, Nakagawa said.
Denson had 14 points and
Chada Nasr (174-G-83) contributed 13.
I think their experience in Level I games showed, Nasr said.
And mind you, this is our first ever game at this level. We are happy we picked a few points, from where we can only improve, she added.
Of course, we can learn a lot more too, Oga responded.
For one, they (Lebanon) are a much stronger team physically. We dont play such normally, the JX Sunflowers star added. (by Maarouf Mawloud)

LEVEL 2
Malaysia - Kazakhstan 67:58

Malaysia earned the first win at the Asian Championship held in Japan. They prevailed against Kazakhstan in the opener.
Beng Fong Goh (165-G-82) stepped up with 15 points to lead the winners.
Malaysia held their opponents at 10 points in the opening quarter to post a 4-point lead. The tempo increased in the second quarter. Malaysia fired 21 points to take an 8-point halftime lead 35:27. Kazakhstan however bounced back after the big break. They narrowed the deficit at just four points 45:49 with ten minutes to go. Kondrakova put Kazakhstan as close as two points 47:49 early in the fourth frame but Malaysia responded with 10:2 run and cleared off for good in this one.
Woon Yuen Teo (165-G-85) chipped in 10 points for the winners. Zalina Kurazova (184-F-85) answered with 16 points for Kazakhstan. Anna Vinokurova (191-C-92) provided 11 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.
Uzbekistan - Singapore 73:45
UzbUzbekistan registered their first win at Asian Championship in Japan. They toppled Singapore in Level II clash.
Yelena Khusnitdinova (85) stepped up with 25 points to lead the winners.
Uzbekistan marked their ambitions early in the encounter. They outscored Singapore 21:12 in the opening term. Uzbekistan stayed dominant throughout the second stanza. They piled up a comfortable 39:23 halftime lead. Uzbekistan stayed aggressive defensively throughout the third quarter. They limited Singapore to just 10 points in the frame to build a 21-point cushion heading into the fourth term. Uzbekistan did not loosen the grasp in the final quarter rolling to the victory at the end.
Irina Averyanova (185-F-84) accounted for 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Marina Zakharova (170-G-86) and Irina Polunina (176-G-79) added 7 points apiece in the victory. Tan Sarah (173-F-91) answered with 17 points for Singapore. Lim Alanna (173-F-94) had 6 points in defeat.
Indonesia - Sri Lanka 67:53

Indonesia opened their Asian Championship campaign with victory. They toppled Sri Lanka in Level II battle in Omura.
Yunita Sugianto (167-PG-87) scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead the charge.
Indonesia fired 23 points to surge ahead for six points at the first break. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. Indonesia posted a 40:31 halftime lead. Sri Lanka managed just 6 points in the third frame to face a massive 20-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter. Sri Lanka finally showed some signs of recovery in the fourth term. They cut the deficit but never threatened the margin as Indonesia cruised to the victory at the end.
Maharani Adhipuspitasari (172-G-86) provided 11 points, while Yulinda Wati (174-F-87) and Wulan Ningrum (174-G/F-85) had 8 points each in the victory. Inoka Juwan Pedige (82) responded with 16 points for Sri Lanka. Solange Gunawijeya (91) had 11 points in the loss.
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